Mediterranean Yacht Charter
Why: Choose a Mediterranean Yacht Charter?
Mediterranean yacht charter vacations are always by far and away the most popular summer location. You can read hundreds of our client endorsements here. Think the French Riviera, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Sardinia, Spain and Greece. This is where most of the large crewed superyachts are concentrated and this is where also where you will find a huge variety of interesting places and cultures to experience. The Mediterranean (or Med’ for short) has everything. The area covers a large diversity of countries, cultures landscapes and experiences. Yet, the fantastic thing is that they are relatively close together, so you can create convenient and action packed itineraries very easily. On top of this, the yachting infrastructure in Europe is second to none so there are dozens of beautiful marinas filled with beautiful private superyachts and mega yachts that can be chartered as well as all the shops, restaurants, bars and conveniences that you could need. Because of its popularity the Mediterranean has an incredible choice of charter boats available to rent, both motor (power) yachts and sailing yachts, including the ever more widespread large luxury private superyacht charters.
How Much Does it Cost To Charter a Yacht in The Mediterranean?
Mediterranean yacht charter prices vary according to the size, style and age of the yacht. Our luxury superyacht charter yachts rent from 30,000 Euro to over 1,000,000 per week, plus expenses, in the form of an advanced provisioning allowance (APA). Conversely, smaller 'all inclusive' type vacations cost between Euro 15,000 to 50,000 per week. Here is the full list of all the charter yachts and here are the current Mediterranean yachts with special discounted prices.
Timing & Weather: The Mediterranean Yachting Season
The Mediterranean yachting season generally runs from April to the end of October. During the height of the season, in July and August, the climate is warm and sunny and the winds tend to be light. While this is the high season for all tourism, you can still easily avoid onshore tourists while afloat. The weather can also be good during the shoulder seasons.
Tip: Shoulder Season Means Value & Choice
Another good time to charter your yacht is generally on either of the shoulder seasons from April-May and September-October. These periods fall each side of the main summer season when the temperatures are still comfortable. September, for instance, is an underrated time of the year because the weather is usually good (if not too hot) but the sea is at its maximum temperature which is ideal for swimming. At this time there is greater choice of berths and anchorages for your boating vacation and the onshore tourists are not present in their largest numbers.
Yachts: The Mediterranean Charter Yachts
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A yacht charter with CharterWorld is a fantastic way to experience the best of the world's coastline, pristine white beaches, sparkling azure waters, vividly colored marine life, national parks, secluded bays or dynamic nightlife; the list is endless. A yacht vacation allows you freedom and choice in some of the most spectacular locations around the world.
Because the Mediterranean covers many countries over a large area and because it is the most popular luxury yacht destination in the world (around 60%), there is a huge range of luxury motor yacht charters available this season, from smaller crewed motor yachts, right through to the largest private superyacht charters. From the moment you embark on a Mediterranean motor yacht your world will become relaxation, pleasure and delight - your professional motor yacht crew are there to make this happen. Here is a list of all the Med' motor yachts to select from.
This season there is an incredible range of beautifully designed and built luxury sailing yachts now available for charter vacations around the world, and particularly in the superyacht hot spot the Mediterranean. A list of smaller Mediterranean sailing yachts can be viewed here and you can browse the largest super sailing yachts here. The Mediterranean is hands down the most chartered area. Within the Med', destinations like the French and Italian Rivieras, Sardinia, The Balearic Islands in Spain, Croatia and Greece continually remain at the top of the list for those favoured by luxury yacht owners and vacationers alike. See all of the Mediterranean sailing yachts here.
For one reason or another certain yachts are more popular this year. Taste varies but generally if the yacht is new, stylish, has a proven crew, and offers good value then it be coveted and booked out early in the season. Charter brokers recommendations also increase a charter yacht's popularity as these are based on past performance and feedback. Also brokers often visit the yacht, meet the crew and judge it's condition before offering their advice. Charter yacht popularity is constantly evolving, but here is a selection of yachts we have found to be popular.
Sometimes luxury yachts offer discounted prices in the Mediterranean when, for instance, they have availability in shoulder season or they have a last minute cancellation. Most specials are not advertised because the client ends up getting the discounted rate after successful negotiation by their charter broker. Nevertheless, have a look at the Mediterranean boats on special in just in case there is a boat which looks just right for you and you family and friends. As the largest and most popular yacht holiday destination, there are usually a good number of specials available as advertised on our Med' specials board.
There are a number of yacht events in the Med this year where you can charter a yacht for the event. The Monaco Grand Prix is popular as certain yachts are able to be moored track-side for the best view if the race. Later in the year the Monaco Yacht Show certainly bears a worthy mention. Down the French Riviera coast a little we also have a couple of notable events in Cannes, namely the Cannes Film Festival and MIPIM. St Tropez hosts some important sailing yacht racing events. Sardinia also host an important yacht racing regatta called the superyacht cup. There are various boat shows in the Mediterranean such as the Barcelona Charter Show. Here are all the yachting events.
Endorsements and positive feedback from clients is one of the most important measures of how good a yacht, crew, charter broker and destination really is. Accordingly, we gather feedback from all the clients that are interested in providing it so that we can can use this wealth of real experience to constantly assess the quality of the superyachts and crews that we offer, as well as our own performance. Combined with brokers visiting the boats and crew, this is one crucial way we can recommend the best yachts each year. If you would like to see some of this client feedback go here.
Important Spots: Consider These For Your Mediterranean Yacht Charter
Mediterranean yachting holiday locations are unequaled in their natural beauty, cultural heritage, passion, glamour and style. There was a time when the Mediterranean was the center of the known and civilized world and for private yacht charter vacations, to an extent, it still is. Today, the clear azure waters of the Mediterranean maintain a cachet of culture, history, sophistication, luxury yachts and stunning beauty, all with an endearing reputation of unrestrained energy.
The sunny Mediterranean is often conveniently split into two main areas - The Western Mediterranean and the Eastern Mediterranean. Both parts are culturally unique, yet both are lipped with stunning beaches, hidden coves, majestic ports and luxury yachts. Yachts of all sizes and shapes grace the Mediterranean, some are large motor yachts, some are sleek sailing yachts, some performance orientated and others of a more comfortable cruising style. This fabled area provides the untamed extravagance of the French Riviera, the gravity-defying architecture of the Italian coasts, the unaffected charms of Croatia, the fragrant orange groves of Spain, the exotic lure of Turkey and Greece, the birthplace of civilization.
"There was a time when the Mediterranean was the center of the known and civilized world and for private yacht charter vacations, to an extent, it still is."
The Mediterranean charter area takes in the Tyrrhenian, Ionian, Aegean and Adriatic seas. It includes the austere and striking islands of Sardinia, Corsica, the Balearics and Malta. Some of the most famous private yacht charter spots include Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Capri, Portofino, Amalfi, Positano, Porto Cervo, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Barcelona, Dalmatians, Corfu, Mykonos, Piraeus, Bodrum and Marmaris, to name a few. And some of the charter boat countries bordering the Mediterranean include France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Greece.
Ranked: The Top 7 Mediterranean Yacht Charter Locations
Possibly the most sought after yacht vacation ground in the Mediterranean, the French Riviera in Southern France, is the playground of the world's rich and famous and it’s the domain of magnificent superyachts and mega yachts. The luxury charter Mecca of the Cote d'Azur runs from St Tropez, to the Italian border. It is composed of 100 miles of possibly the most extravagant and exclusive waterfront in the world including the famous ports of Monaco, Cap Dail, Ville Franche, Cap Ferrat, Nice, Antibes, Golfe Juan and Cannes. Along the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) there are over 30 harbours and more than 3000 restaurants to visit.
The Italian coast, like the French coast, also attracts luxury yachts of the highest quality. A short sail from the endearing chaos of Naples, Italy, can find you at the famously chic Isle of Capri, or the stunning Amalfi Coast. Italy's other yachting highlights include the islands of Ischia, Elba and Ponza, the quaint fishing village of Portofino, the buried city of Pompeii and the prestigious Costa Smeralda of Sardinia.
With typical Mediterranean charm, warm days and clear blue skies, Croatia has grown from strength to strength as a luxury coastal destination in the last decade. It is now one of the very top yachting destinations by popularity. Boasting many national parks and UNESCO World Heritage zones, there are so many fantastic places to see along the Croatia and Montenegro coastlines in the eastern Adriatic sea. Spots worth mentioning include Brac, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Mljet, Vinisce and Trogir. With over a thousand islands, calm winds and turquoise waters, the Dalmatian Islands will make an unforgettable yacht charter holiday. Likewise Montenegro is a current favourite with it's mix of wonderful historic villages, large dramatic mountains and superb superyacht marinas.
The Balearic Islands of Spain have recently become one of Europe's favourite private yacht playgrounds. The constant sunshine, clear blue waters and rugged landscape are steeped in an energetic culture comprised of both old and new. The history is prevalent in Gothic castles, museums and ancient cobbled streets, whilst the famous Spanish nightlife, lives on in tapas bars, nightclubs and port side cafes. A sailing holiday in The Balearics will allow you to experience more than the average mainland holidaymaker could even imagine.
Greece, Turkey and Croatia are situated in the Eastern Mediterranean with centuries of history, culture and mythology. The Aegean and Mediterranean seas between Greece and Turkey were once touched by the Carians, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. The turquoise waters are scattered with sheltered bays, ancient ruins and archaeological sites including Greek cities, sunken Roman harbours and Crusader castles. Greece has such a wealth of culture, history and intrigue. The natural beauty of these great holiday areas is equally enchanting. On your Greece yacht charter vacation you will be greeted with the warm, colourful vista of traditional waterfront villages, as you approach from the sparkling blue sea.
Sicily provides a very rich and ancient history and culture as well as the fascinating Erupting Aeolian Volcanic Islands. There is much to see but also much to experience in the form of amazing southern Italian food and the warm Italian people and culture. Being an island, there is no better way to travel than by yacht. Another Island is Malta. Here a private holiday will take you through years of history, openly displayed as part of the charm, from the moment you arrive in the superyacht filled Valetta Harbour. In Malta the past is mixed with the present in a passionate display of life and culture. Malta is more than just a historical gem though; it's also an outstanding sailing destination with warm sunshine and clear blue skies from April to October.
Turkey was once touched by the Carians, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. You too can sail upon ancient ruins an archaeological sites including old Greek cities, sunken Roman harbours and Crusader castles. Turkey offers more coastline than any other country in the Mediterranean and one of the most photographed beaches in the Med is Oludeniz or Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is known for its calm, crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, water-sports and among the best places in the world to para-glide. Hot spots include: Bodrum, Çesme, Fethiye, Gocek and Marmaris.
Yacht Charter Itineraries: For The Mediterranean
The Med' has a huge variation and diversity with respect to what to see and do and experience culturally. There is any number of possible routes you can take on your yacht so we typically customise these to suit you and your particular interests and requests. Bespoke individualized charter itineraries aside, we also publish some general itineraries to give you inspiration. Here are a few examples of Mediterranean yacht charter itineraries: Amalfi, Amalfi Itinerary Sicily, Corsica Itinerary, Corsica To Italian Riviera, Sardinia, Corsica Italian Riviera, Cote d Azure to Italy - you can see the rest of the general list of Mediterranean yacht charter Itineraries here or request your own personal bespoke Mediterranean yacht charter Itinerary here.
CharterWorld has an advice section where our professional and experienced charter broker offer advice about how to get the best out of choosing you charter yacht and what to consider when choosing a destination. Here Trina Howes tells us why Italy is so special and also writes about the Mediterranean here. Matha discusses the trending charter hot spots here and Croatian bars and clubs here. Colin covers Croatian Gulets here and Sally takes a look at Turkey here. For all the broker advice articles click here.
One of the best charter vacation ‘life hacks’ is booking your vacation during the off season, especially in the Med' where there is strong demand for the best yachts in the best locations. Off or Shoulder season Mediterranean yacht charters can give the best of both worlds: both lower price and quiet serenity. Many specials are during the off season - see the yacht specials available here. If you are looking to avoid the crowds and the highest charter rates try a shoulder season yacht charter. It can cost much less and you get the beaches to yourself. Your flights will also be cheaper along with transfers hotels and resorts. More about shoulder season or off season charters.
This is the best of the best - the top ten of superyachts and superyacht charter. Whether its the largest yachts, the best destinations, the largest swimming pools, the most famous yachts, the most expensive, the best water toys selection or simply an expert charter broker recommending the best value charter yachts available, this is where we rank, judge and mark luxury yachts and luxury yacht charters. View examples of top 10 yachts and yacht charters.
CharterWorld is a specialist charter company with all the yachts in the Mediterranean at the best price. With the industry’s top professional yacht brokers and every yacht in all the Mediterranean available you will be well served. If there is a boat or cruising area in the Mediterranean, or elsewhere, that you are interested in which is not covered here, please contact us and we will provide you with that information personally and free of charge.
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MEDITERRANEAN Yacht Charter Enquiry
Dear Chelsea, Everything was great, the Itinerary was amazing, we really enjoy all the places we visited. The crew was really nice, and we had a great time in the Mediterranean. Steve is a great Captain and would definitely charter again with him. I think our friend also rented a boat from you after I recommend he speak with you for a Charter in Greece. Please send the remaining money to Steve account as a tip for all of the crew. Thank you for everything; we had a great time, and best regards. - Chartered a motor yacht in the Mediterranean.
Yachting Destinations Near the Mediterranean
In close proximity to the Mediterranean are a number of exciting sailing destination.
Yachts for Charter in the Mediterranean
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